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Sir William Osler
16 pages (2007/1905); 177KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00104
While delivered as a farewell speech to his medical students, Dr. William Osler's words find resonance with all those who seek knowledge and understanding, regardless of age or field of interest.
Sir William Osler (July 12, 1849-December 29, 1919) was a Canadian-born physician and is an icon of modern medicine. A tireless educator, he is perhaps most regarded in the field of medicine for establishing the medical residency program -- believing that "to study medicine without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study medicine only from books is not to go to sea at all."
Osler earned his medical degree from McGill Medical School (Montreal) in 1872, then studied in London, Berlin, and Vienna before returning to Canada. In 1875 he accepted a professorship at McGill, while also engaged at Montreal General Hospital. In 1884, Osler accepted as Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvannia (Philadelphia) and in 1889 became Professor of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at the newly established John Hopkins Medical School and Hospital. He was admitted to the Royal Society in 1899 and in 1905 became the Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford, a position he held until his death in 1919.